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Case Study: Data Centered Traffic Calming Experiment in a Neighborhood

The City of St. Louis Park, Minnesota had a neighborhood reconstruction project planned for 2018 with significant resident concerns about traffic issues.  The situation is not unique, but the engineering staff’s approach to the project was. They developed a very detailed public engagement process two years in advance of the reconstruction, which included bringing us […]

The Life of a Roundabout Project

Ten years, we wrote about roundabouts and Mike’s then-recent experience in recommending a roundabout on a project. Here’s the quick summary version of that project’s case study: Lennar Corporation’s Park Place in Minnetrista The issue of realigning two tee intersections on Highway 7 (one at County Road 11 and one at Kings Point Road) to […]

Traffic Impact Study Process – Part 6: Perform Capacity Analysis

Mike Spack and Bryant Ficek have literally written a book about Traffic Impact Studies and the process from authorization to final study. We present the information we wish we had when starting our careers and hopefully have tips and refreshers that even experienced traffic engineers will find useful. This series presents the basic steps of […]

Traffic Calming: Benefits, Limitations, and Design Guidelines

Mike Spack, PE, PTOE Physical obstructions meant to slow down and possibly divert vehicles in residential areas are called traffic calming devices in our industry. More generally, we refer to it as changing a road in an attempt to lower vehicle speeds, reduce traffic volumes, divert cut-through traffic, or some combination therein. This guide provides […]

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